USM are delighted to announce that Haller E has won the lighting product category at the FX International Interior Design Awards 2017.


The FX International Interior Design Awards celebrate the best in design from across the world, and USM are delighted to announce that Haller E is amongst the prestigious winners.

The awards are open to architects, clients and suppliers for interior design projects or products completed or launched between 20 July 2015 and 20 July 2017. There are over 20 categories with this year’s winners including Gensler, BDP, Flos Architectural as well as USM.

USM was up against some great designs with the short list in Lighting Product being Fenesta by Flos Outdoor, RISE by ECOSENSE, Modular Lighting instruments by Qbini, Rich Brilliant Willing + Meyer Davis Lighting Collection by Meyer Davis and Rivo Forty by TM Lighting. Which makes the fact that Haller E was decided to be the winner of this hotly contested category even greater.

The judges are an independent panel of experts who comprise engineers, clients, architects and designers. They were invited on to the 2017 panel because of their experience, opinions, and commitment to design.

The judges said of Haller E

 ‘Excellent use of miniature light sources to create a completely flexible display system. Not strictly speaking a luminaire but a good example of the increased integration of light sources into architectural and display elements’

USM Haller E, an innovation from USM modular furniture, integrates light and energy into the structure of furniture wirelessly. Dimmable lighting elements are integrated into metal tubes to serve a variety of purposes: they can light shelves and displays from the inside or cover a room wall with a choice of light. USB chargers can be plugged into pre-defined recesses – integrated into rods and barely visible.

The power supply is revolutionary. There are no cables. The structure guides the current through the specifically developed e-tubes, e-balls and e-connectors, which replace traditional components. The furniture connects to the power supply at any point near the ground through a feed cable leading directly to a USM Haller e-ball. The power adapter is beneath the furniture; cables and outlets are not visible.

Seven years of development went into USM Haller E and a fundamental principle of the USM Haller furniture system is its modular construction; since cords are not required, Haller E can be exchanged and combined with uncompromised flexibility.

Since its inception in the Sixties USM Haller has advanced to the status of a design classic; Haller E has introduced innovative technology while the time proven design remains constant.

The awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 29th November 2017 at the Grosvenor Hotel in Mayfair, London. Other 1000 architects, designers and industry leaders were in attendance, many of whom travelling from abroad. Hosted by comedian Jimmy Carr the celebrations continued into the early hours of the morning.

Theresa Dowling editor of FX Magazine aid of the event:

“We now have a truly international status with global submissions comprising more than half of the entries. So if you won, you really are the best in the world”.